My friends know that I am a theatre nerd who sees an insane amount of live theatre. Unfair. I have interests beyond seeing live works of theatre. I also like to see films based on plays or featuring theatrical stars. How’s that for well-rounded? Below is a list of the films that I am most […]
Joss Whedon, a man whose name is synonymous with some of the most feverishly obsessed-over fantasy and science-fiction franchises of the last 20 years, is also a hardcore Shakespeare fan. In-between helming cult TV shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and blockbuster epics like “The Avengers,” the writer-director frequently hosts actor friends at his house […]
Fans of the hilarious Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows will be relieved to know that Netflix, which had planned to sunset it on June 1, has responded to howls of protest – including ours – and renewed the show for another year.
Movies arriving from overseas are the bread and butter of Filmfest DC, the annual tour of cinematic works Washingtonians would otherwise have little chance to see. The French drama “In the House,” one of the 80-plus features screening over the next ten days, is a prime example of the way this festival tries to stretch […]
Sometimes a play seems to have a mind of its own, and like an independent child, leaves its warm nurturing nest, wins awards across the country, and, in this case, gets turned into a film. That’s what happened to ‘Neitzsche’ Ate Here by local playwright Roy C. Berkowitz which returns home to DC for a […]
Have you heard there’s a film version of “Les Misérables”? Just kidding; of course you have. For the last several months the media bombardment preceding the Christmas day opening of this movie musical has been unprecedented.